NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Coast Guard Academy wrestling team held their end of the season banquet last night to celebrate the year that saw four individual wrestlers go to the NCAA Championship and the team finish in seventh place at the Regional Championship.
Listed below are the award winners from last night's banquet:
Wrestling Team Captain Award - Awarded to the wrestling team captains who have performed their duties with distinction over the course of the season. This award is voted by members of the team to provide mentorship and leadership in practice, competition and activities off the mat for the 2017-2018 season.
Christopher Sullivan, Nicholas Remke
Rookie of the Year Award - Awarded to the rookie who contributed the most to the team's success over the course of the season.
ADM Frank Ashton Leamy Memorial Award - Named in honor of ADM Frank Ashton Leamy, this award is presented to the wrestler who demonstrated exceptional leadership throughout the year.
Ensign William D. Bishton Memorial Award - Named in honor of Ensign William D. Bishton, this award shall be awarded to the wrestler who demonstrated hustle, determination, and the greatest improvement in wrestling over the course of the season.
Most Valuable Wrestler Award - Awarded to the athlete whose performances most contribute to the team's success.
Nicholas Remke, Owen McClave